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this were used in new orleans after hurricane katrina and in haiti following the big earthquake down there. >> reporter: commissioned in 2009 the macon island has the latest technology. a combination of gas turbines and electric motors that save four million gallons in fuel. and that right there that you should be looking at now is the ship's steering wheel. it's impressive because it's not really that impressive. it's very small and unassuming. what might surprise you is who typically has their hands on that wheel. those are sailors who are just 18 to 20 years old. a lot of responsibility for someone who only started driving a car a couple of years prior. back here live on the flight deck up there is the bridge. if you come down here, you can see where a lot of the aircraft are assembled. this is an area you'll be able to tour when the tours start tomorrow and run through monday. 9:00 through 3:00 p.m. it's a very popular attraction. they are promising long lines. if you want to get on board this ship to take a look to see what the navy has to offer, you'll want to arrive early. reporting
katrina. fox news host sean hannity prominently featured the video as a gotcha moment. >> it contains some of the most divisive class warfare and racially charged rhetoric ever used by barack obama. >> reporter: nbc, along with several other media outlets, covered the same speech at the time. mr. obama spoke at length about the hurricane response. >> people asked me whether they thought race was the reason the response was so slow. i said, well, no, misadministration was color-blind in its incompetence, but -- but everyone here knows that the disaster and the poverty happened long before the hurricane hit. >> reporter: late tuesday the obama campaign responded calling hannity's coverage desperate, adding, in a transparent attempt to change the subject from his comments attacking half of the american people, mitt romney's allies recirculated video of a 2007 event that was open to and extensively covered by the press at the time. >> this is why i like coming to vegas. >> this is a great place to be. >> reporter: meanwhile, a new round of nbc news/"wall street journal"/marist polls show where
watched from her home in iowa as hurricane katrina devastated the gold coast. >> first i want to use these. >> reporter: even at such a young age she felt compelled to help people affected by the storm devising plans to trick-or-treat for donations, rather than candy. >> why did you decide to do this? >> well, i don't know who wouldn't want to. i mean, who wouldn't want to help? >> reporter: her plan gained momentum. only after some initial opposition from an unlikely foe, her young eer brother xander. >> i'm opposed to it? >> why are you opposed to it? >> because i want my candy back. >> yet xander's opposition actually brought a swell of support to the cause, and kids around the country joined talia to tally more than $10 million. though at 10 years old she took on the title of ceo, chief executive optimist, and named her organization random kid, and out of that simple act of kindness a philanthropist was born. >> don't be afraid to like embrace that. >> reporter: now 17 and a senior in high school, she continues to do good and shares her message with other young people. >> i figured tha
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